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Solve the ‘dead equity’ problem with a longer founder vesting schedule

Solve the ‘dead equity’ problem with a longer founder vesting schedule

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https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/17/solve-the-dead-equity-problem-with-a-longer-founder-vesting-schedule/

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The four-year vesting schedule that the typical startup uses today is a problem waiting to happen. If one founder ends up quitting a year or two before the last cliff, they still own a large share of the cap table through many rounds to come. The departing founder might consider that fair, but the remaining founder(s) are the ones adding on the additional value — and resentment is not the only issue.